about 2.5 hours
The Pyramid Is Shaped Unlike Any Other The main pyramid of Ek Balam was constructed in a unique shape, making it well worth a visit to see the ingenuity of the ancient civilization.
We will start off with a guided tour of Ek Balam , an ancient Mayan city that thrived about 1500 years ago. It is amazing how well preserved these ruins are. Unlike popular ruins sites like Chichen Itza and Tulum, you can still climb the great Acropolis pyramid at Ek Balam , for dramatic views of the Riviera Maya.
the black jaguar
Shared Colectivo Taxi Taking one of these taxis is the only way to get from Valladolid to Ek Balam . They are parked along Calle 44 between Calles 35 and 37. The one-way fare is 50 pesos per person and the journey takes around 25 minutes.
about a 2.5 Hour drive
Unlike most archeological attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula, the Nohoch Mul Pyramid can still be climbed and explored by visitors. For this reason, Coba is one of the top Mayan ruins in the Yucatan. Standing 137 feet high, the Nohoch Mul Pyramid contains 130 steps to the top.
Chichen Itza Entrace Fee The entrance fee at Chichen Itza is: $481 Pesos per adult, Kids under 13 years are admitted free. The entrance fee to the site is divided into two amounts, one being the state (culture) and the second being the federal (INAH). The fees are paid at two separate windows.
In Mayan mythology, the jaguar was seen as the ruler of the Underworld, and as such, a symbol of the night sun and darkness. The jaguar is representative of power, ferocity, and valor; he is the embodiment of aggressiveness. For some, the jaguar represents the power to face one’s fears, or to confront one’s enemies.